For all other pre-parade videos, visit the Herky on Parade 2 Youtube Channel.
In 2004 Herky on Parade was the largest public art project ever produced in the Iowa City/Coralville area. It was a collaboration with the University of Iowa, the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Coralville and City of Iowa City. It's 10 years later and time to celebrate the 10th anniversary with 75 more Herky statues, a new pose, and we're expanding our parade to North Liberty.
The blank statues will start arriving in December but once they meet the artists the Herkys will transform into works of art. Over 50 artists, both local and regional, participated in the 2004 Herky on parade. Starting May 5, 2014 the Herkys will go back "on parade" for public display through September 2014. Following the parade, the Herkys will be auctioned off to support United Way of Johnson County.
Many businesses in the Iowa City area still display the Herkys from 2004 and visitors to the area continue to seek out these Herkys. For those of you unfamiliar with Herky on Parade, this is your year!
By supporting Herky on Parade, presented by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, you will champion the arts, celebrate the local and regional artists, and demonstrate community pride. The overwhelmingly positive response from both residents and visitors after the first parade, combined with the changes 10 years have brought, promises to make this parade an exciting one! As a sponsor, you will be recognized for your involvement in the community and commended for your generosity. Not a sponsor yet? Review the sponsor packet and see how you can get involved. The only thing left to decide will be Herky?s design!
When: 12-3 PM
Where: Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City 52240
The Hawkeye Huddle begins at noon and will run until 3:00. Mark Ironside and Steven Grace will be broadcasting live from 12:30-2:30 in advance of the huge Iowa / Penn State wrestling dual that evening. Two Herkys will be unveiled, one of which will be presented by sponsor, University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
Herky Goes Out on Parade throughout the Iowa City area.
Herky on Parade Figurines are now available for pre-order.
Get a head-start on collecting the entire set of twelve! Each figurine comes packaged in a commemorative Herky on Parade box. 4"W x 8"H
Does not include taxes or shipping/handling. Free shipping for orders over $200. Visa, Mastercard or Discover accepted. All orders will ship after May 5, 2014.